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EPSRC Support by Research Area in Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics

Research areas are used to describe EPSRC's portfolio of excellent long term research and high quality postgraduate training.

Grants are classified using one or more research areas. All the grants listed below have some relevance to this research area. The value of the investment is the total awarded by EPSRC and does not reflect the proportion assigned to this research area.

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Grant TitlePrincipal
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
3D Volume Microscopy and TEM Sample Preparation of Complex Hybrid NanostructuresBrydson, Professor RMDUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 823,184
A multidisciplinary approach to modelling the early stages of metastasisInsall, Professor RobertUniversity of GlasgowCollege of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sc 166,903
A New Platform for Biomechanical Imaging Based on Brillouin ScatteringPalombo, Dr FUniversity of ExeterPhysics 114,916
BristolBridge: Bridging the Gaps between the Engineering and Physical Sciences and Antimicrobial ResistanceMulholland, Professor AJUniversity of BristolChemistry 592,169
CCP-BioSim: Biomolecular Simulation at the Life Sciences InterfaceMulholland, Professor AJUniversity of BristolChemistry 235,706
Characterisation of electron transport in a bacterial nano-wire protein through high performance computing and experimentationButt, Professor JNUniversity of East AngliaChemistry 313,231
Characterisation of electron transport in bacterial nano-wire proteins through high performance computing and experimentationBlumberger, Professor JUCLPhysics and Astronomy 321,328
Combined light sheet and scanning ion conductance microscopy : a new tool to perform single molecule biology in live cellsKlenerman, Professor DUniversity of CambridgeChemistry 367,227
Computing with Liquid MarblesAdamatzky, Professor AUniversity of the West of EnglandFaculty of Environment and Technology 727,811
Cross-scale prediction of Antimicrobial Resistance: from molecules to populations.Keeling, Professor MUniversity of WarwickMathematics 501,448
Cryo-FIB-SEM-CT: a 'three-in-one' imaging facility for opaque soft matterYellowlees, Professor LUniversity of EdinburghSch of Physics and Astronomy 1,313,346
Degradation of vascular devices (de-vasc): a combined engineering and biological approachBryant, Dr MUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 100,985
Design Principles for New Soft MaterialsMacPhee, Professor CUniversity of EdinburghSch of Physics and Astronomy 5,076,927
Determining and exploiting the anti-cancer properties of naked mole-rat hyaluronanFrankel, Dr DanielNewcastle UniversityChemical Engineering & Advanced Material 163,212
Direct probing of molecular interactions relevant to virus entry via force spectroscopy with optical tweezers in live cellsLlorente Garcia, Dr IUCLPhysics and Astronomy 91,041
Efficient modelling and validation of cryptic protein binding sites for drug discoveryMichel, Dr JUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 198,251
Efficient modelling and validation of cryptic protein binding sites for drug discoveryGervasio, Professor FUCLChemistry 272,316
Enabling rapid liquid and freeze-dried formulation design for the manufacture and delivery of novel biopharmaceuticalsDalby, Professor PAUCLBiochemical Engineering 1,519,555
Enabling rapid liquid and freeze-dried formulation design for the manufacture and delivery of novel biopharmaceuticalsCurtis, Dr RUniversity of Manchester, TheChem Eng and Analytical Science 861,317
Enabling ultra-high resolution hydrogen/deuterium exchange for challenging biomedical systemsZhuravleva, Dr AUniversity of LeedsAstbury Centre 100,792
Engineering, Physical, Natural Sciences and Medicine Bridging Research in Antimicrobial resistance: Collaboration and Exchange (EMBRACE)Toumazou, Professor CImperial College LondonElectrical and Electronic Engineering 749,583
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics: Renewal of the CM-DTCHooley, Dr CAUniversity of St AndrewsPhysics and Astronomy 3,992,129
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Non-Equilibrium SystemsSollich, Professor PKings College LondonMathematics 3,870,473
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Polymers, Soft Matter and ColloidsArmes, Professor SPUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 4,066,457
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional InterfacesMcLeish, Professor TDurham, University ofChemistry 4,807,565
EPSRC Research Software Engineer Fellowship Oliver HenrichHenrich, Dr OUniversity of EdinburghSch of Physics and Astronomy 489,605
Evaporative Drying of Droplets and the Formation of Micro-structured and Functional Particles and FilmsBain, Professor CDurham, University ofChemistry 2,270,296
Expanding the limits of biomolecular simulations: revealing the mechanisms of blood clot formation using Fluctuating Finite Element Analysis.Solernou Crusat, Dr AUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 248,705
Exploring Delocalised Energy Transport in Bacterial Reaction CentresOliver, Dr TUniversity of BristolChemistry 100,963
Geometric, Topological, and Statistical Dynamics in Soft Matter and Mathematical BiologyGoldstein, Professor REUniversity of CambridgeApplied Maths and Theoretical Physics 1,171,149
Grand Challenge NetworkPlus in Emergence and Physics Far From Equilibrium 2016-19Galla, Dr TUniversity of Manchester, ThePhysics and Astronomy 245,063
Harnessing Nature's ability to create membrane compartmentalisation through redesign of a protein machinery.Beales, Dr P AUniversity of LeedsSch of Chemistry 342,200
Harnessing Nature's ability to create membrane compartmentalisation through redesign of a protein machinery.Ciani, Dr BUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 307,479
High-speed, low-light holography and flagellar dynamicsWilson, Dr LUniversity of YorkPhysics 93,720
In Situ Nanoparticle Assemblies for Healthcare Diagnostics and TherapyGraham, Professor DUniversity of StrathclydePure and Applied Chemistry 2,992,297
Investigating the physical and biological determinants of cancer cell extravasationMoeendarbary, Dr EmadaldinUCLMechanical Engineering 170,892
Ionic Coulomb blockade oscillations and the physical origins of permeation, selectivity, and their mutation transformations in biological ion channelsKhovanov, Dr IAUniversity of WarwickSch of Engineering 375,556
Ionic Coulomb blockade oscillations and the physical origins of permeation, selectivity, and their mutation transformations in biological ion channelsMcClintock, Professor PLancaster UniversityPhysics 785,658
LC2 droplet biosensors: Lipid-coated Liquid Crystal Droplets as Highly Sensitive, Selective Sensors of Bacterial Toxins and other Bio-active MoleculeGleeson, Professor HUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 822,989
Life Sciences Interface Doctoral Training CentreGavaghan, Professor DUniversity of OxfordMathematical & Physical Sciences Div 5,468,668
Liquid actuation based on humidity gradients: HygrotaxisLedesma Aguilar, Dr RANorthumbria, University ofFac of Engineering and Environment 97,732
Liquid AntennasHuang, Professor YUniversity of LiverpoolElectrical Engineering and Electronics 587,312
LSI Doctoral Training Centres - Doctoral Training Centre in Cell & Proteomic TechnologiesCooper, Professor JUniversity of GlasgowInstitute of Biomedical & Life Sciences 4,820,424
Macroscopic dynamics and bifurcations of active particle systemsDegond, Professor PImperial College LondonDept of Mathematics 381,011
Minimal DNA Nanopores for Electrical Sensing of ProteinsHoworka, Dr SUCLChemistry 405,368
Modelling sperm-mucus interactions across scalesKeaveny, Dr E EImperial College LondonDept of Mathematics 694,462
Molecular Migration in Complex Matrices: Towards Predictive Design of Structured ProductsChakrabarti, Dr BDurham, University ofMathematical Sciences 1,034,684
Molecular Simulation of Biaxial Nematic Liquid CrystalsPatti, Dr AUniversity of Manchester, TheChem Eng and Analytical Science 97,758
Multifunctional Scanning MicroscopyHickey, Professor BJUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 811,642
Multimodal advanced optical imaging to probe plasma exosomes for ErbB receptor network rewiring: A potential treatment resistance mechanism in lung caAmeer-Beg, Dr SimonKings College LondonRandall Div of Cell and Molecular Biophy 169,492
Nanoanalysis for Advanced Materials and HealthcareMartin, Professor RWUniversity of StrathclydePhysics 13,061
Origin of the Strong Induced Chiroptical Effect in Semiconducting Polymer/Helicene BlendsCampbell, Dr AJImperial College LondonDept of Physics 424,709
Origin of the Strong Induced Chiroptical Effect in Semiconducting Polymer/Helicene BlendsZeng, Dr XUniversity of SheffieldMaterials Science and Engineering 355,776
Personalised nanomedicine for cancer therapyBattaglia, Professor GUCLChemistry 1,488,629
Physics of Life - Noise, Information and Evolution in Protein BindingMcLeish, Professor TDurham, University ofPhysics 1,412,260
Physics of Life Network 2 (PoLNet2)McLeish, Professor TDurham, University ofPhysics 254,064
Profiling the „Methylome? Targets of the Histone Lysine Methyltransferases: DOT1LFuchter, Dr MatthewImperial College LondonDept of Chemistry 141,506
Programming DNA topology: from folding DNA minicircles to revealing the spatial organization of bacterial genomesNoy, Dr AUniversity of YorkPhysics 612,742
Quantum-enabled Enhancements in presence of Noise (QueEN)Datta, Dr AUniversity of WarwickPhysics 722,515
Quasicrystals: how and why do they form?Archer, Dr AJLoughborough UniversityMathematical Sciences 293,504
Quasicrystals: how and why do they form?Rucklidge, Professor A MUniversity of LeedsApplied Mathematics 49,502
Rapid Sperm CaptureSmith, Dr DJUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Mathematics 958,032
Red Cell Physical Properties in Health and DiseaseLorenz, Dr CKings College LondonPhysics 185,379
Red Cell Physical Properties in Health and DiseaseMarcelli, Dr GUniversity of KentSch of Engineering & Digital Arts 202,815
Red Cell Physical Properties in Health and DiseasePetrov, Dr PGUniversity of ExeterPhysics 371,165
Redrawing the boundaries: new approaches to many-body open quantum systemsNazir, Dr AUniversity of Manchester, ThePhysics and Astronomy 866,380
Sculpting Dynamic Amphiphilic StructuresSeddon, Professor JMImperial College LondonDept of Chemistry 4,821,721
Self-Propelled Droplet Motion on Gradient Slippery Liquid Infused Porous Surfaces (G-SLIPS)Wells, Dr GGNorthumbria, University ofFac of Engineering and Environment 99,037
Sheffield antimicrobial resistance network - SHAMROKHobbs, Professor JUniversity of SheffieldPhysics and Astronomy 509,648
Statistical mechanics of soft matter: Derivation, analysis and implementation of dynamic density functional theoriesKalliadasis, Professor SImperial College LondonDepartment of Chemical Engineering 379,072
Stress jump boundary condition capturing for the lattice Boltzmann simulation methodsSpencer, Dr TJSheffield Hallam UniversityFaculty of Arts Computing Eng and Sci 82,069
Support for the UKCP consortiumJochym, Dr DSTFC Laboratories (Grouped)Scientific Computing Department 8,928
Support for the UKCP consortiumPickard, Professor CJUniversity of CambridgeMaterials Science & Metallurgy 58,027
Support for the UKCP consortiumProbert, Professor MUniversity of YorkPhysics 471,671
Support for the UKCP consortiumKohanoff, Professor JQueen's University of BelfastSch of Mathematics and Physics 26,319
Support for the UKCP consortiumHarrison, Professor NImperial College LondonDept of Chemistry 34,659
Support for the UKCP consortiumAckland, Professor GJUniversity of EdinburghSch of Physics and Astronomy 23,625
Support for the UKCP consortiumClark, Professor SJDurham, University ofPhysics 11,336
Support for the UKCP consortiumHine, Dr NDMUniversity of WarwickPhysics 20,078
Support for the UKCP consortiumRefson, Professor KRoyal Holloway, Univ of LondonPhysics 13,828
Support for the UKCP consortiumSkylaris, Professor CUniversity of SouthamptonSchool of Chemistry 11,378
Support for the UKCP consortiumBowler, Professor DRUCLPhysics and Astronomy 27,281
Support for the UKCP consortiumYates, Dr JRUniversity of OxfordMaterials 12,196
Support for the UKCP consortiumMolteni, Professor CKings College LondonPhysics 9,987
Support for the UKCP consortiumTeobaldi, Dr GUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 10,401
Surface and Interface Toolkit for the Materials Chemistry CommunityWoodley, Dr SMUCLChemistry 693,837
Sustainable RSE Careers for Sustainable Software DevelopmentWoods, Dr CJUniversity of BristolFaculty of Science 488,453
Tackling human dental caries by multi-modal correlative microscopy and multi-physics modellingKorsunsky, Professor AMUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 1,768,953
TARGeTED: Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance through Goal-orientated Thinking in the EPS DisciplinesSmith, Professor MCMUniversity of YorkResearch and Enterprise Office 402,902
The Excited State Properties of Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Emitters: A Computational Study Towards Molecular DesignPenfold, Dr TJNewcastle UniversitySchool of Chemistry 86,106
The nanomechanics of a single proteinGarcia-Manyes, Professor SKings College LondonPhysics 941,953
The Scottish Doctoral Training Centre in Condensed Matter PhysicsHooley, Dr CAUniversity of St AndrewsPhysics and Astronomy 6,673,287
The UK Theory of Condensed Matter Summer SchoolSzymanska, Dr MHUCLPhysics and Astronomy 170,029
Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Advanced Materials at the University of WarwickLloyd-Hughes, Dr JUniversity of WarwickPhysics 204,437
Understanding the biophysical basis of cellular shape change during mitosisSalbreux, Dr GuillaumeThe Francis Crick InstituteResearch 124,348
Wetting of Elastic Fibres: A Novel Immersed Boundary-Lattice Spring-Lattice Boltzmann Simulation ApproachKusumaatmaja, Dr HDurham, University ofPhysics 100,796
XMaS BeamlineLucas, Professor CAUniversity of LiverpoolPhysics 6,150,850

Total Number of Grants: 99
Total Value of Grants: £90,511,298

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